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Welcome to Salem State University

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Welcome to Salem State University

We're a vibrant community of learners and leaders located in the historic, seacoast city of Salem, Massachusetts.



Advance your career and become a leader in your profession. We offer master's degrees in 10 disciplines, graduate certificates and educator licensure programs.


If you've attended a 2-year or 4-year institution and are ready to transfer, our application and transfer process is easy! Learn more about applying as a transfer student

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Adult Learners

Looking to go back to school to complete your bachelor's degree? Want to try a class? Explore part-time and evening programs.


Funding Your Education

How to complete your FAFSA

Important 2024-2025 Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) Update

The availability of the 2024-2025 FAFSA, which has historically been available annually on October 1, will be delayed due to recent federal changes.

To ensure you receive the latest information, we recommend regularly visiting for updates. We anticipate the FAFSA will be available no later than December 31, 2023.

How to Submit Your FAFSA

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The FAFSA will be available in December.

Salem State's school code is 002188.

Once your FAFSA has been submitted, the financial aid team will notify you if any additional documents are needed. We also recommend you check your Navigator "to do" list to see if any additional information is needed.

Once complete, the financial aid office will notify you via email and mail that your financial aid package is available.

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Contact Us

If you're mailing transcripts please send them to the following address:

Salem State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 51298-9925
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Salem State Admissions

331 Lafayette Street,
Second Floor,
Salem, MA 01970
Mailing Address:
352 Lafayette St.
Salem, MA 01970

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